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The Chief Whip of the Senate and senator representing the good people of Abia North in the national assembly, Sen. Orji Kalu, has called for a more united Nigeria as he felicitates with Christians at Easter.
In his Easter message available on on Friday in Abuja, Kalu, described the season as a good opportunity for Christians to embrace the exemplary life of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Holy Bible.
The former governor went further to appeal to Nigerians to imbibe forgiveness, sacrifice, piety, and brotherhood in their daily endeavors, regardless of ethnic, political, and religious differences.
According to him, Nigeria is better of as a united and indivisible entity as proponents of a divided nation don’t mean well for the country.
‘I join our Christian brothers and sisters in celebrating yet another Easter.
‘We must appreciate God for the gift of life and unending blessings.
‘This season should be committed to self-appraisal as individuals and as a people.
‘We must reflect on our lives in the service of God and humanity.
‘Jesus Christ died as a sacrifice for sins of humanity and as such, the world can be a better place to live, if all and sundry, demonstrate love, peace, sacrifice and unity as exemplified by Jesus Christ.
‘We must be selfless, patriotic, and steadfast in our pursuits for sake of national growth and progress.
‘For us the political class, there is need to further engage and connect with the grassroots in a bid to improve the common lots of the people.
‘The citizenry must support government at all levels by complementing people at the helm of affairs in order to take Nigeria to enviable heights.
‘As we celebrate Easter, it is imperative that we shun division, politics of bitterness and social vices,’’ he said.
Kalu, while urging the Christian community to extend the Easter merriment to people of different faiths, wished Nigerians a peaceful and joyous celebration.
THE EASTERN UPDATES